oa East African Geographical Review - A revolutionary school geography syllabus in East Africa

Volume 1971, Issue 9
  • ISSN : 1937-6812



A new geography syllabus for the East African Certificate of Education has recently been approved. It is scheduled to be introduced for study at form three level of a secondary school in January 1972, and to be examined for the first time in November 1973. Because it differs so radically in several ways from the ""old"" Cambridge Oversea School Certificate geography syllabus, many questions have been asked about it: why a new geography syllabus at all? What principles guided its formulation? What are its objectives, scope, recommended teaching approach and methods of examining it? It is with these simple but fundamental questions that this article is chiefly concerned. 1

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